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The Breath of Life Gala
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Harley-Davidson Museum – THE GARAGE
400 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI  53201
About the Evening
Guests will be treated to a fabulous celebration! The evening will include a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, delicious gourmet dinner, unique live and silent auction items, dessert, live music and exciting program - all to raise funds to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s mission to cure CF.
In 2023, we welcome special guest speaker Margarete Cassalina!  She is an award-winning author and national advocate for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; and mother of two children, Eric and Jena, both born with CF.
This incredible evening will bring us together to celebrate the strength of our CF community and our work together on the road to a cure.
Event Schedule

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres Reception / Silent Auction:  5:30 PM
Begin your evening with a cocktail or glass of wine and bid on exceptional silent auction items while mingling and enjoying the music of the Myles Hayes Band.
Dinner & Program: 7:00 PM
Dinner and evening program led by our friend and Emcee Tom Durian from TMJ4, featuring our Gala Chairman, Kurt Belongea.
Live Auction & Speaker:  8:30 PM
An entertaining live auction along with our signature “Bid for a Cure” moment highlighting special guest speaker, Margarete Cassalina.

Silent Auction Closes:  10:00 PM
Mobile bidding for silent auction will close at approximately 10:00 PM, dependent on the length of our program that evening.  Check-out will begin 30 minutes after silent auction closes.

Entertainment & Dancing
Following our program - enjoy cocktails, dessert, live music from the Myles Hayes Band, and dancing!

* Attire for the evening is Black Tie Optional (with a fun flair of Harley Davidson, if desired)
* Plenty of parking available at the venue directly outside of our event building, The Garage.
* Visit again soon to see a preview of our exciting auctions!

In lieu of cash, we ask that you make all payments/contributions to the CF Foundation with a credit card or check. We accept all major credit cards. Thank you for your understanding.